Saturday, September 19, 2009

This case had to be a setup by CAIR

A popular national chain of clothing stores is being sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for allegedly not hiring a Muslim Tulsa teenager because she wears a hijab, a religiously mandated head scarf.

The EEOC filed the lawsuit Wednesday against Abercrombie & Fitch in U.S. District Court in Tulsa, citing the Civil Rights Act of 1964, modified in 1991, as the basis for the action.

The suit says that Samantha Elauf, 17, applied in June 2008 for a sales job at the Abercrombie Kids store in Woodland Hills Mall.

A district manager allegedly told her that the hijab, which Elauf wears in observance of her religious beliefs, did not fit the store's image.

"Defendant refused to hire Ms. Elauf because she wears a hijab, claiming that the wearing of headgear was prohibited by its Look Policy, and, further, failed to accommodate her religious beliefs by making an exception to the Look Policy," the lawsuit states
A: If she's a devout muslim, why the hell would she want to work at that place?
B: I'd imagine the rules for employees are laid out; if you don't like them, why want to work
there? Unless you're setting them up for the suit.
C: This fits what CAIR & Co. have done other places; try to force a business to change the rules to accommodate muslims.


dick said...

They didn't not hire her for the scarf. They didn't hire her because she wasn't a cute yuppie bitch named Buffy.

Windy Wilson said...

Plessey vs Ferguson was also a set-up lawsuit, and look at the trouble it brought the nation.

Firehand said...

Oh, it'll cause problems; and yeah, exactly why they're doing it.

Windy Wilson said...

How can this court possibly decide in favor of CAIR on this? If they say that a PRIVATE business has to hire this woman, then what's to say that Hooters won't have to hire men as waitresses, or the Catholic Church hire Muslims and Atheists to work in the Parish offices next to the priests and nuns?
What's next, Cab drivers don't have to take seeing eye dogs or customers with bottles of wine?